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General Principles of Civil Law

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Year of current version:1986
Date of entry into force of original text:January 1, 1987
Date of Text (Enacted):April 12, 1986
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trade Names, Trademarks, Transfer of Technology, Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets), Utility Models
Notes:The basic legislation of the Chinese civil law system, defining IPR as civil rights (general provisions and principles therein applicable to IPR).
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Chinese

中华人民共和国民法通则 中华人民共和国民法通则, Complete document (pdf) [210 KB] 中华人民共和国民法通则, Complete document (htm) [106 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

English

General Principles of Civil Law General Principles of Civil Law, Complete document (pdf) [90 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CN135

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